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computer update cpu m/board ram but hard drives to remain

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#1 saturnfivetwo4

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 15:40

Question.When upgrading all internals like m/b ram & cpu (but keeping hard drives as before), does the validation process have a problem with the new m/board number .rof is registered to my continuing email add. but the computer id will be different? I believe one licence, one download ,purchases ,to one computer only,may also be a problem for me.Any boffins out there able to advise before the swap over?
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#2 Pimpin

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 15:52

RoF is registered to your email account,not your computer.
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#3 saturnfivetwo4

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:45

thanks for swift reply Uther, that at least sorts out rof, which prompted the hardware in the first place.
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#4 TX-Thunderbolt

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:19

Yes, and the rest should be recognized without issue. Since XP SP3, even making a sweeping change like a CPU/Mobo/RAM switch or upgrade is usually recognized by the OS these days.

Still, a clean install is always better, but it's not nearly as necessary as it was even 2 years ago.
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